minuet

noun min·u·et \ ˌmin-yə-ˈwet \

Definition of minuet

1 :a slow graceful dance in ³/₄ time characterized by forward balancing, bowing, and toe pointing
2 :music for or in the rhythm of a minuet

Examples of minuet in a Sentence

  1. The orchestra played a minuet.

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Origin and Etymology of minuet

French menuet, from obsolete French, tiny, from Old French, from menu small, from Latin minutus


MINUET Defined for English Language Learners

minuet

noun

Definition of minuet for English Language Learners

  • : a slow, graceful dance that was popular in the 17th and 18th centuries

  • : the music for a minuet


MINUET Defined for Kids

minuet

noun min·u·et \ ˌmin-yə-ˈwet \

Definition of minuet for Students

:a slow graceful dance


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